Tim Russert: A Life Too Short

This blog is normally about making fun of the news. Every once in a while though, something tragic happens that we just cannot ignore. I don’t normally mix my politics with my blogging. I have two blogs – one that is about blogging and one that is about humor. None are about politics. Yet, I would be remiss if I did not pay homage to a man that has kept us informed about the political battle ground through thick and thin. Tim Russert, the host of NBC’s Meet The Press passed away today from an unenexpected heart attack. He was 58.

I’ll let you in on a little secret…I travel a lot between New York and Washington D.C. And I have bumped into Tim a few times. I have been to Washington Nationals Baseball games and have seen Tim in the third row behind home plate cheering for his non-Buffalo, Washington DC baseball team. Tim was a guy you could not help but to like. Left wing or right wing – Tim was the real deal, and you respected him either way. He will surely be missed.

Tim Russert